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    German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    At first glance, I thought it was NodakPaul who found NASA's error. ;D

    [size=13pt]German schoolboy, 13, corrects NASA's asteroid figures: paper [/size]
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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    I can just hear the NASA Eng now.
    Damn kids with computers throwing variables like hitting satellites that might be in orbit in 2029.
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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    Im not liking the sounds of all the destruction and death that could bring.

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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    At first glance, I thought it was NodakPaul who found NASA's error. ;D

    [size=13pt]German schoolboy, 13, corrects NASA's asteroid figures: paper [/size]
    LOL.
    You guys are silly.

    Besides, NASA is already saying that the 13 year old got it wrong...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/16/esa_german_schoolboy_apophis_denial/
    Widespread media reports claim that a German schoolboy has recalculated the likelihood of a deadly planet-smasher asteroid hitting the Earth, and found the catastrophe is enormously more likely than NASA thought. The boy's sums were said to have been checked by both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and found to be correct.

    There's only one problem with the story: the kid's sums are in fact wrong, NASA's are right, and the ESA swear blind they never said any different. An ESA spokesman in Germany told the Reg this morning: "A small boy did do these calculations, but he made a mistake... NASA's figures are correct."

    It would appear that the intial article in the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, which says that NASA and the ESA endorsed Nico Marquardt's calculations, was incorrect. The story was picked up by German tabloids and the AFP news wire, and is now all over the internet.

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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    At first glance, I thought it was NodakPaul who found NASA's error. ;D

    [size=13pt]German schoolboy, 13, corrects NASA's asteroid figures: paper [/size]
    LOL.
    You guys are silly.

    Besides, NASA is already saying that the 13 year old got it wrong...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/16/esa_german_schoolboy_apophis_denial/
    Widespread media reports claim that a German schoolboy has recalculated the likelihood of a deadly planet-smasher asteroid hitting the Earth, and found the catastrophe is enormously more likely than NASA thought. The boy's sums were said to have been checked by both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and found to be correct.

    There's only one problem with the story: the kid's sums are in fact wrong, NASA's are right, and the ESA swear blind they never said any different. An ESA spokesman in Germany told the Reg this morning: "A small boy did do these calculations, but he made a mistake... NASA's figures are correct."

    It would appear that the intial article in the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, which says that NASA and the ESA endorsed Nico Marquardt's calculations, was incorrect. The story was picked up by German tabloids and the AFP news wire, and is now all over the internet.

    ...

    What does a 13-yr old know anyway? The kid should be out playing ball. ;D
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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    I smell conspiracy!

    I bet this boy goes missing or something...


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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    hm links missing right now.
    But either way, shit like this isn't all that surprising - there are some truely genius kids out there


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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    hm links missing right now.
    But either way, pooh like this isn't all that surprising - there are some truely genius kids out there
    They took the link down because it has been shown to be a false report.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: German schoolboy corrects NASA's asteroid figures

    "Vikestand" wrote:
    I smell conspiracy!

    I bet this boy goes missing or something...
    If goes missing., i'm sure the whole faimly will

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